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Lou Harrison : composing a world

Author: Leta E Miller; Fredric Lieberman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lou Harrison, who celebrated his eightieth birthday in 1997, has often been cited as one of America's most original and influential composers. In addition to his prolific musical output, Harrison is also a skilled painter, calligrapher, essayist, critic, poet, and instrument-builder. During his long and varied career, he has explored dance, Asian music, tuning systems, and universal languages, and has actively  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Leta E.
Lou Harrison.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)646108782
Named Person: Lou Harrison; Lou Harrison; Lou Harrison; Lou Harrison
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leta E Miller; Fredric Lieberman
ISBN: 0195110226 9780195110227
OCLC Number: 37512998
Notes: Includes list of works: p. 267-315.
Description: xiv, 385 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (73 min., 49 sec. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Pt. I. Biography. 1. West Coast Prelude (1917-1943). 2. East Coast Fugue (1943-1953). 3. California Toccata (1953-present) --
Pt. II. The Artist's World. 4. Music and the Dance. 5. Tuning and Temperament. 6. Instruments Foraged, Modified, or Invented. 7. Lou Harrison and East Asian Music. 8. The Gamelan Ideal: Imagined, Imported, Invented / Leta E. Miller, Frederic Lieberman and Jonathon Grasse. 9. Sounding Off: Music and Politics. 10. Harrison, Homosexuality, and the Gay World. 11. Assembling the Pieces: The Compositional Process. 12. Not Just Music: Criticism, Poetry, Art, and Typography --
App. 1. List of Interviews --
App. 2. Lou Harrison's Reviews in the New York Herald Tribune (1944-1947) --
Catalog of the Works of Lou Harrison / Leta E. Miller and Charles Hanson --
Lou Harrison: A World Composed (Compact Disc Contents).
Responsibility: Leta E. Miller, Fredric Lieberman.
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A biography and exploration of the work of the composer. Individual chapters cover: music and dance; intonation and tuning; instruments; Asian influences; gamelan, music and politics; music criticism  Read more...

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